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Sep 17, 2011 7:00am EDT
, utah has, indiana has, right? and in each of those cases, courts -- well, except for alabama in each of those cases courts have enjoined the enforcement of the act on the doctrine of preemption. alabama has stayed its decision while it further studies the decision so no court has upheld one of these statutes. national association of state legislature, national state legislatures report that over 30 states of significant immigration legislation pending and so there's an obvious need for guidance here. the one caveat i would offer is that this involves a question of preemption. right? the issue in these cases is not racial profiling, a lot of public discussion centers on that but the issue in these cases is whether or not these laws are consistent with federal statutes. and the court might well think that congress is going to get around to addressing this issue and it's congress that ought to be providing the guidance. so with that caveat in mind where they might sit back for a while and see if congress does anything, the other factors would seem overwhelmingly to indicate the court ou
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